Are You Eligible to File a Claim for Injuries Related to Camp Lejeune?
What if I was driving a commercial vehicle and was rear-ended?
If you were driving a commercial vehicle and were rear-ended, it is essential to understand your legal rights and options. Here is what you should know:
Liability for a Rear-End Accident
In most rear-end accidents, the driver who hits the vehicle from behind is at fault. The law assumes that the driver had a duty to keep a safe distance and avoid hitting the vehicle in front of them. However, this is not always the case.
If you were driving a commercial vehicle and were rear-ended by another driver, the driver of the other vehicle may be liable for your damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
What to Do After a Commercial Vehicle Rear-End Accident
If you were rear-ended while driving a commercial vehicle, here are the steps you should take:
- Call 911 and report the accident.
- Seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not feel injured.
- Gather information from the other driver, including their name, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and any visible injuries you sustained.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you were rear-ended while driving a commercial vehicle, an attorney can help you in several ways, including:
- Evaluating your case and determining the compensation you may be entitled to.
- Gathering evidence to support your case, such as medical records, police reports, and witness statements.
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
- Determine if there may be Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage on the vehicle you were driving.
- Representing you at trial if a settlement cannot be reached.
Contact The Ruth Law Team Today
If you were rear-ended while driving a commercial vehicle, The Ruth Law Team can help you navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 for a free consultation.
Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.